La Jolla dental duo of D'Angelo and Olson adds a third dentist: Dr. Ryan Hoffman

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The La Jolla dental office of Dr. Joseph D'Angelo and Dr. Ashley Olson has added a third chair, in which Dr. Ryan Hoffman is already seeing patients.

"I feel extremely privileged and honored to be joining such an elite practice with such an incredible reputation," Hoffman said.

It was during a dental industry event at Petco Park last year that D'Angelo and Olson met Hoffman, who was just finishing his training in surgical and restorative dentistry at the VA Hospital in La Jolla.

"We weren't looking for somebody necessarily, but we just felt strongly that he fit the culture of our practice so well," D'Angelo said. "We really want to be able to provide the highest-quality dentistry available. We also want to be able to provide a nice broad range of services to our patients under one roof."

The practice had already physically expanded by swallowing an office next door, which D'Angelo had been subletting since opening his current office in 2004 as a solo practitioner.

"We had the capacity for three full-time dentists, and we thought now was a good time," Olson said.

D'Angelo, a native of Long Island who received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina, established his La Jolla practice in 1990. In 2014, he partnered with Olson — a native of Seattle who graduated from the USC School of Dentistry — and says he was ready to take the partnership plunge again.

"Part of it was an interest growing the practice long-term," D'Angelo said. "Another part was that we wanted to increase the availability."

Hoffman — a native of Poughkeepsie, New York who has a doctorate of dental surgery from the State University of New York at Stony Brook — said he feels "privileged and honored" to join such a well-regarded practice.

"I look forward to upholding their reputation and providing the highest level of care possible," he said.

The D'Angelo, Olson, Hoffman dental offices are at 1111 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. For an appointment, call (858) 459-6224 or visit joethedentist.com

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